I'm currently behind on reviews, so don't be surprised if the recent reviews are a bit sparse.

Elder Race

Cover of Elder Race.

Might be the only Tchaikovsky I’ve read so far that is not entirely bleak in its conception of the human race, so that’s a new one. Other than that โ€ฆ what’s there to say? It’s a solid little book. It’s just โ€ฆ kinda lazy? I feel like Tchaikovsky is better than this; this is him taking a not terribly novel genre, and giving us his not super creative take on it, but because he’s just a good author, the result is still nice enough.

The part that I liked most was none of the obvious science fantasy shebang; it was how Tchaikovsky describes depression. Because, yes, very much like that. Nearly pushed the whole thing up to four stars, might actually do so once I re-read it for book club soon.

This book is part of the 2022 Backlog Incident.